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“Unique, must-see part of Denmark's history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Egeskov Castle

Egeskov Castle
Ranked #1 of 142 things to do in Odense
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Newport Beach, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unique, must-see part of Denmark's history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I've been coming to Denmark to see family for many years and have always made a point of visiting Egeskov. It's slightly expensive but not overpriced as you can easily make a day of it. The castle itself has 3 floors of rooms, most of which display original furniture and artwork and doesn't feel as museum-y as many similar places. I say this because you feel somewhat more freedom when walking around and there aren't security guards lurking at every corner. Definitely check out Titania's Palace, the doll house that used to be at Legoland.
The gardens and grounds are beautiful as well and the café in the old stables offers good food options with a nice seating area outdoors. The main comment I have is regarding the time of year to go. I'm used to visiting Egeskov during the summer. While pleasant and (generally) without rain it can get very crowded with all the strollers, school children and your token rude German tourists. We went mid-September and not only was the weather still beautiful, there were so few visitors we might as well have had the place to ourselves. This was especially nice given that my grandmother doesn't walk very fast and there are no elevators. So we could take our time with stairs, etc.
All in all, well worth the trip. Denmark is such a small country, I recommend making the trip to the Castle no matter where in the country you happen to be at.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Family outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The area was was pleasant. A fun car museum, with a lot of different cars on display. The kids loved the tree pathways.

Visited June 2012
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Horsens, Denmark
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“Good full day with kids. Hope the restaurant has improved since 2011.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

You don't need to pay the entrance to the castle itself to fill a day here in the park and museums, as the other reviews attest.

Not many mention the food though, which was a uniquely bad experience - for us at least - in July 2011. We got the buffet in the central restaurant, and it was actually hard to find anything that wasn't half-frozen, stale, or just sub-standard. Check it out thoroughly before you buy. Or bring a packed lunch - Egeskov is perfect for a picnic.

Visited October 2011
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Martinez, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun for the whole family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

So many things to do! This place deserves a whole day as everyone can find something to entertain themselves.

Visited August 2012
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Espoo, Finland
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“Fantastic playground for the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great place to visit with the kids. They've got a huge playground with all kinds of gadgets and a treetop walkway with amazing views. The car and motorcycle museum is also worth visiting.

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